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What happend on October 5th 2008

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Bangkok set for mayoral elections

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 0:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A colourful array of candidates vie to become mayor of the Thai capital Bangkok, where voting is to begin.
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Cuba welcomes UK anti-drug ship

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 1:19
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Navy ship has visited Cuba for only the second time since the country's revolution 50 years ago
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More Mexican 'gang' victims found

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 2:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The bodies of 10 more murder victims are found in a Mexican city that is the scene of a vicious drugs turf war.
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Another top European bank falters

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 4:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Another European bank teeters on the brink as EU leaders stop short of offering a bail-out to the bloc's financial institutions.
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Afghan victory hopes played down

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 4:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's military commander in Helmand has warned that there will be no "decisive victory" in Afghanistan.
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Thai police arrest protest leader

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 5:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A second leader of mass anti-government protests in Bangkok is arrested by Thai police.
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Superb Stoner wins in Australia

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 5:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Casey Stoner wins the Australian MotoGP ahead of new world champion Valentino Rossi.
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Israel astronaut diary on display

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 8:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Pages from the diary of the Israeli astronaut killed in the Columbia space shuttle disaster go on show in Jerusalem.
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German bank at risk of collapse

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 10:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Top German bank Hypo Real Estate teeters on the brink of collapse after a 35bn euro rescue plan fell apart.
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Janet Jackson postpones gigs

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 10:44
related countries: United States United States

Singer Janet Jackson puts off three more concerts on her North American tour as she recovers from an undisclosed illness.
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Russia removes Georgia checkpoint

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 11:14
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia dismantles a checkpoint near Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, the first step of a pullback plan.
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Palin makes Obama terrorist claim

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

US Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin accuses Barack Obama of associating with a "domestic terrorist".
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Manageable war?

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 12:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Brigadier downgrades Afghan aims
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Festival screens Newman swansong

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 12:56
related countries: France France

Late actor Paul Newman's final role as the narrator of a wildlife documentary makes its debut at the Dinard Film Festival in France.
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Militants 'free' Nigeria hostages

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 13:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nineteen Nigerian oil workers are released two week after being seized, the militants say.
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Suicide bomber strikes in Mosul

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

Three women and three children die when a suicide bomber detonates his explosives during a US raid, officials say.
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Deadly clashes break out in Assam

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 14:36
related countries: India India

At least 25 people are killed in several days of clashes between tribespeople and immigrants in India's Assam state, officials say.
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The Weathermen

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

The home-grown US radicals linked to Obama by Palin
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India 'not a threat to Pakistan'

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 17:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's President Zardari says India has never been a threat to Pakistan, and describes militants in Kashmir as terrorists.
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Owen fails to make England squad

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 19:01
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Belarus Belarus, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Fabio Capello leaves Michael Owen out of his 23-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Belarus.
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Germany seeks to reassure savers

Sunday 5th of October 2008, 21:26
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel moves to reassure savers that their deposits in German financial institutions are safe.
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Sunday 5th of October 2008, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama hits back at Republican "smears" he associated with terrorists.
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